Out of the Blue

With immeasurable sadness, our family had to let go of my mom yesterday. She died at 3:35 p.m., leaving a hole in my and many other lives that can never be filled.

Thanks to all of you who have expressed kind thoughts on the subject of her condition. She was a strong believer of the importance of community, and was quite familiar with her identity here as MamaBlue, and she would have considered the support so many have shown to be a fine example of the benefits of a communal spirit. Likewise, my own thoughts are with the many of you who have described your own families' struggles with illness -- you have my sympathies.

Finally, thanks to Frans for his help catching up on today's news. I'm sure there are many questioning the need for me to jump back into this so soon, but it's been a good distraction, and with a funeral this weekend I really wanted to clear my plate to keep the backlog of news from being stressful and to prevent it from getting any more overwhelming.

Links of the Day: National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations.
Story of the Day: Talk Like a Pirate Day. Thanks TRNutt.
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Re: What to write....
Sep 20, 2003, 01:26
Re: What to write.... Sep 20, 2003, 01:26
Sep 20, 2003, 01:26
 
Blue,

On behalf of the GameSpy Network, all of our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. A loss in the family is the hardest to cope with.

My mother once told me this...

"Don't think of it as leaving, just taking a leave of absence."

Take Care,

Matthew Pruitt
Site Director, PlanetMedalOfHonor
www.planetmedalofhonor.com
GameSpy Network
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What to write....
Sep 20, 2003, 01:17
What to write.... Sep 20, 2003, 01:17
Sep 20, 2003, 01:17
 
Stephen,
I'm still trying to clear the lump in my throat. Despite the fact that Ive never met you, I feel, after so many years of reading your words, that I know you. Perhaps in time there will be some greater wisdom and clarity to come from this, but right now Im sure it seems wrong and unfair and challenges you to question everything you've ever believed in.

Remember though that your mom will be with you forever. Our spirits live on through the memories of moments we give to one another. Im sure she has given you a lifetime of moments and for that you can be grateful. Im sure you will think of her often and by doing so, honor her and bring her spirit to life once more....

With my deepest sympathies,
Tim Johnston (Slingblade)

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No subject
Sep 20, 2003, 01:05
No subject Sep 20, 2003, 01:05
Sep 20, 2003, 01:05
 
Condolances to you and your family, Blue.

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Condolences Blue....
Sep 20, 2003, 00:33
Condolences Blue.... Sep 20, 2003, 00:33
Sep 20, 2003, 00:33
 
So sorry for your loss. My Mom and Dad passed away less than 2 months ago, so I know how you feel. Words don't seem to be enough but are all we can give....Time heals....

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My thoughts...
Sep 20, 2003, 00:26
My thoughts... Sep 20, 2003, 00:26
Sep 20, 2003, 00:26
 
I'm so sorry for your loss, Blue. I don't know what I could possibly say, so I'll just say my thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

Spiders

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sorry
Sep 20, 2003, 00:25
sorry Sep 20, 2003, 00:25
Sep 20, 2003, 00:25
 
First time poster long time reader, thought I would add to all the posts here, and tell you I was sorry to hear about your loss. Hope you start healing soon.

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No subject
Sep 20, 2003, 00:23
fRy
No subject Sep 20, 2003, 00:23
Sep 20, 2003, 00:23
fRy
 
God bless, Blue.

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My condolences
Sep 20, 2003, 00:17
My condolences Sep 20, 2003, 00:17
Sep 20, 2003, 00:17
 
I'm so sorry to hear the sad news Blue. Best of luck to you and your family in this difficult time...

Creston


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RIP MamaBlue
Sep 20, 2003, 00:09
RIP MamaBlue Sep 20, 2003, 00:09
Sep 20, 2003, 00:09
 


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:(
Sep 20, 2003, 00:02
:( Sep 20, 2003, 00:02
Sep 20, 2003, 00:02
 
I was hoping for mucho happy news from you today.
I'm sad to hear about your mother.

I wish that she's in a better place waiting patiently for
all of the Blue kin with love and open arms.

Sorry, Blue and WalterEgo. Hang in there.

-Hyatus
"da da da"

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Mom Blue
Sep 19, 2003, 23:41
Mom Blue Sep 19, 2003, 23:41
Sep 19, 2003, 23:41
 
I am so sorry.
Godspeed, MamaBlue.

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Sorry for your loss, Blue
Sep 19, 2003, 23:28
Sorry for your loss, Blue Sep 19, 2003, 23:28
Sep 19, 2003, 23:28
 
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of MamaBlue. Hang in there and remember that you have the support of all of us.

-Sp0da

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Re: MamaBlue
Sep 19, 2003, 23:25
Re: MamaBlue Sep 19, 2003, 23:25
Sep 19, 2003, 23:25
 
Blue - So sorry for your loss. I hope it helps to know that you have tons of people that consider you a friend even though they've never met. Also help working on the site provides a distraction when you need one, but don't feel compelled to keep up when things get too hectic over the next few days. We'll be here when you return.

Tod Gettys

todgettys@hotmail.com
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MamaBlue
Sep 19, 2003, 23:25
MamaBlue Sep 19, 2003, 23:25
Sep 19, 2003, 23:25
 
I was a teenager when I first came this site and now I'm a husband and father. You've always created an escape for me Blue, a place to get away. From your words and your diligence in keeping this up you've created a community. I'm a first time poster as many of us are. Your community supports you and we are thinking of you and your family.

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MamaBlue
Sep 19, 2003, 23:15
MamaBlue Sep 19, 2003, 23:15
Sep 19, 2003, 23:15
 
Dear Blue i also lost my mother their is no words to say that can fill the hole in your heart and life. I just hope you can deal with the lost. Hold tight the family you have left. signed an older gamer steven
steven aka
;sgoell75
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Stay strong.
Sep 19, 2003, 23:14
WarPig
 
Stay strong. Sep 19, 2003, 23:14
Sep 19, 2003, 23:14
 WarPig
 
Easy for me to say, right? There's nothing I can add that hasn't already been said (better) but I'll try anyway.

I just hope when you and your family come together in this terrible time you can find comfort and strength in each other. The last three family funerals I've been to actually had a lot of laughter as everyone told great and funny stories about the recently lost loved one. During these times I could always imagine the deceased looking in and laughing along with everyone else.

So, stay busy, take a week off, whatever it takes... just know that we all feel terrible for your loss and we all wish that there was something we could do to make it better somehow.

-----------------------------------------
~ WarPig ~ Yeah they're fun, but they're only games.
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I bow my head to you Blue
Sep 19, 2003, 23:12
I bow my head to you Blue Sep 19, 2003, 23:12
Sep 19, 2003, 23:12
 
I'm sorry to hear about your loss 'Blue'. But just like you I have felt that same sting and the emptiness of loosing family close to me. You're not alone. I'll share with you that in the corner of my mind I hear and see the image of them and I know they are saying to me: "Vic, continue with the pursuit of your dreams and those things that make you happiest. Live your life to the fullest."

I think you are doing the noble thing Blue... The proper thing and that is to get back in stride with what you enjoy most. Life is full of unexpected challenges and family can be one of the greatest when realities such as this are visited to us.

I'm glad you are back ....
-The Dude-

Vic B.
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Sorry for your loss...
Sep 19, 2003, 23:03
Sorry for your loss... Sep 19, 2003, 23:03
Sep 19, 2003, 23:03
 
I just want to express my sorrow for the loss of your mom and let you know, again, that we really appreciate all you do on this site. May you & yours find the strength to make it through these tough times.

Jojo

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RIP MammaBlue
Sep 19, 2003, 22:50
RIP MammaBlue Sep 19, 2003, 22:50
Sep 19, 2003, 22:50
 
I'm truly sorry to hear the news Blue family. All of your family are in my prayers. I know its hard to lose a close family member but I found its best to remember the good times and try to continue on as she would have wanted you to.

I'm sure there are many questioning the need for me to jump back into this so soon, but it's been a good distraction, and with a funeral this weekend I really wanted to clear my plate to keep the backlog of news from being stressful and to prevent it from getting any more overwhelming.

I like to say thanks for the time you put into this site even during tough times. Glad all of the community here can help(even a little bit) by reading what you put out daily and helping to rid some of the stress that has been put on you the past few months.

This comment was edited on Sep 19, 22:53.
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Still in shock...
Sep 19, 2003, 22:45
Rigs
 
Still in shock... Sep 19, 2003, 22:45
Sep 19, 2003, 22:45
 Rigs
 
This was so unexpected...I was actually afraid to scroll down and read your update, I just knew somehow and didn't want to look...I'm so sorry for your loss, Stephen. As my mom and dad get older (58 and 60), I of course have to tell myself that they won't be here forever. I really don't know what I would do without them though, they have always been there for me. I know I'll be absolutely devastated when it happens, so I try to spend as much time as I can with them. You take all the time you need, we'll always be here when you get back, no matter how long...


=-Rigs-=

'And on the eleventh day, when 'soon' had come to pass, Papyrus rested and said "Be happy with what you have, there will not be a second patch!"'
'Sorry, we thought you were dead.'
'I was. I'm better now.'
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